As newly-commissioned ensigns, all officers start with a clean slate. Some will develop into better leaders than others-through their ability to set an example, take care of their men, and get the job done. Fitness reports tell many things about an officer, but many of the traits evaluated are involved in the important obligation to manage people effectively. Is that, then, all there is to this thing called leadership?
A Framework for Naval Leadership
By Lieutenant Michael R. Svendsen, U. S. Navy